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Four years have passed since Congress enacted the Troubled Assets Relief Program, better known as TARP. After Treasury determined that frozen credit markets were threatening the U.S. financial industry and even the entire economy, it asked Congress to authorize the purchase of illiquid mortgages from banks. Congress obliged, authorizing Treasury to purchase up to $700 billion of these so-called “toxic assets.”
Soon after the enactment of TARP, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson changed course and decided that investing directly in the banks would better serve TARP’s ...